Accident Type

Accident Data Center focuses on providing information and resources for people who have been injured, and for the families of those killed, to make decisions and get help. While the majority of accidents we report on are car crashes, we also see all other types of accidents including bicycle, pedestrian, boating, commercial trucking, aircraft, and motorcycle accidents.

While it is true that car collisions are by far the most frequent type of accident, here is recent data (2013) that illustrates the relative frequency of other kinds of crashes:

  • Pedestrian fatalities were 13 per day, and pedestrian injuries were 181, resulting in an annual total of 4,735 fatalities and 66,000 injuries;
  • Annual motorcycle fatalities were 4,668, and motorcycle injuries were 88,000;
  • 41% of motorcycle fatalities for the year involved unhelmeted riders;
  • Commercial trucking accidents resulted in 3,964 fatalities and 95,000 injuries;
  • Bicycle crashes resulted in 743 fatalities and 48,000 injuries for the year.

While there have been great improvements made in overall safety statistics over the years, it is our wish that these accident numbers are brought down to zero. Until then, Accident Data Center will strive to provide up-to-date information, resources, and support for all those involved in accidents.

 

 

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Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Accident Date: 
Sat, 04/25/2015

An 8-year-old child is dead after a semi broadsides a pickup in Pine County Friday just before 8 a.m. A Ford truck driven by 31-year-old Colette Stadin was stopped at a stop sign on Deerfield Lane and Highway 23 when she pulled forward and was struck on the side by a semi traveling